| C： Good Morning. Please sit down.
Good morning. Thank you.
C： I will ask you two questions for identification. And after that Ms. A will ask you questions about Japan and Japanese culture. What’s your name?
My name is ----------------.
C： Where do you live?
I live in Suginami-ward, Tokyo. But originally I’m from Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture. （高松の話に持っていきたかったが、乗ってこなかった。残念）
C： OK. How long did it take for you to get here today?
Well, it took about 45 minutes.
C： Oh, that’s not bad at all. All right, we move to the questions about Japan.
A： What is unique about Japan or Japanese culture? （予想しておくべき質問であったが、予想していない質問だったので、とっさに何か言わなくては、と思うが、病み上がりの頭でボーッとしていたので、これといったものが思いつかないまま話し始めることになる）
Oh, that’s a tough question to answer. （と言ったものの何も浮かばないので、苦し紛れに話し始める）
C： Well, you say Japan has old things and new things, but every country has its old and new things. So, it is not unique things for Japan.
C： Well, but is there anything in Japanese culture which is really unique? For example, the way people think or people's behavior…..
A： OK, next question. Recently, the number of foreign workers has been increasing. What do you think about it? Do you think it is good?
Yes, I think it is good. Of course there is a problem of illegal workers, but thinking about today’s Japan’s situation, we need them. Because younger generation don’t want to do hard work, and many workers are coming from Asian countries. In some factories, they need those labor. So, Japanese government should think about the issue. Anyway, I think it is good to have foreign workers as long as they come legally and contribute the Japanese Society.
A： OK. What is Japanese dating style? What do you do for dating? （これまた予想外の質問だったので、イマイチの答えしかできなかった）
Dating? Well, it’s very vary depending on the generation. Maybe, younger generation do different things compared to my generation. Some couples live together…
C： Well, what do you do, or your generation do for dating?
My generation…, we just go to movies together, or take a walk together or eat dinner together…Something like that…
C： All right. Foreign people often say “Japan or Japanese people are homogeneous” but, it is not like that, you think.
Right. We were used to like that. But, not anymore…
C： Not anymore… All right. Thank you very much.
Is that all?
Thank you very much.
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